For the City Times
The University of Wisconsin-Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 2 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station.
Registration will be from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM.
The seminar will concentrate specifically on issues affecting vegetable production in Central Wisconsin. UW-Extension specialists will present information on agricultural sustainability, vegetable water use, nitrogen fertility management in sweet corn, disease issues, and insecticide and herbicide updates for processing vegetables.
Vegetable production is a vital part of the economy of Central Wisconsin. The counties of Portage, Waushara, Adams, Green Lake and Juneau produce 68 percent of the state’s potato production, 49 percent of the state’s sweet corn production, 62 percent of the state’s snap bean production and 38 percent of the state’s pea production.
In 2007 there were 140,000 acres in this area used in the production of potatoes, sweet corn, green beans and peas.
Pre-registration is required by February 24 in order to make lunch and space arrangements. A fee of $25 will cover refreshments and lunch. Certified Crop Advisor Credits will be applied for. There is ample free parking available.
People may register by mailing a check to UW-Extension, PO Box 487, Wautoma Wis., 54982. For additional information contact Ken Williams at 920-787-0416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hancock Agricultural Research Station is located at N3909 County Rd. V in Hancock.